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Signup begins for 2019-21 CCFB Action teams/ Volunteer Opportunities. The CCFB has 5 teams made up of excited members with an interest in a strong farming presence in Cook County and a quality Farm Bureau Organization. We are always seeking individuals with a passion for farming and Farm Bureau who wish to give time, energy and enthusiasm locally.
On March 28, 2020, Cook County Farm Bureau will be holding an open house for members and the public to come together to celebrate the 100year birthday of Cook County Farm Bureau.
A congressional mandate under MAP-21, final rule published in 2016, seeks to enhance safety by requiring entry-level driver training (ELDT). As a result, beginning on February 7, 2020, before a driver may apply for or upgrade to a Class A or B CDL or seek an endorsement for hazardous materials (H), passengers (P), or school busses (S), the driver must complete entry-level driver training.
Benefiting 'Together We Cope' The CCFB Young Leaders Group will be collecting new and gently used winter coats for those in need this winter. All sizes accepted (newborn - 5x). A local 501C (3) charity focused on preventing homelessness and serving local residents through a food pantry.
Some facts on Water, From the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom SM Calendar for Teachers,
Visit Cook County Farm Bureau® member Farms, Greenhouse & Garden Centers for all your planting needs!
In October, Farm Bureau voting members who have provided their email addresses received a “SNAP” Viewpoint Survey. The purpose of this survey was to gauge members’ thoughts on the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s possible property tax increase.
City of Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez followed through on his threat to introduce an ordinance to limit livestock from residential areas without a “Livestock Permit” from the Commissioner of Health. “Livestock” includes domesticated four-legged farm animals, including, but not limited to swine, sheep, and goats. The ordinance also limits “fowl” which includes any poultry or waterfowl. “Roosters” are defined separately.
At Clarke's Garden Center
Join us Saturday, November 23rd at 10 AM, at Clarke’s Garden Center, 2061 E 14th St, Lynwood. “Mike "Greenhouse" Chubinski, the Horticulture Specialist at Clarke's Garden Center will be teaching this workshop. Done with fresh greenery and festive colors, this potted beauty will grace your porch or patio for the season.
Longer Lasting Avocados? (Chicago Tribune) – A new technology that extends the life of avocados and other produce is coming soon to grocery stores nationwide. Apeel Sciences, a California startup that aims to reduce food waste by giving produce a spoilage-resistant skin, announced that its longer-lasting avocados will be sold at more than 1,100 Kroger grocery stores across the country.